At the moment in my life, I am at a crossroads in regards to what to do with my career. As I mentioned previously, there is a certain amount of uncertainty to where I am and what direction to take. I really want to listen to my heart, that deeper part of me, to know what the next step is to take. At times it is hard to listen, as I can see that my mind is busy with thoughts about the past and the future.
As part of the exploration process, I am doing the morning pages, as a way to connect to who I am and to listen to my heart. The morning pages is a stream of consciousness that I write whereby I write 3 pages of whatever comes up for me in that moment. It has been an interesting process so far 🙂
We all have an artist within, however many of us, myself included have neglected that part of ourselves because of various commitments in our lives such as family, getting an education etc. We also have been conditioned by those around us and society that we need to do this, that we should do that and we have to do this. The truth is that we really don’t have to do anything we don’t want to do.
What would our lives be like if we choose to do what we wanted to do and really listen to that voice within?
I believe we would all be living much happier and peaceful lives. We would be feeling excited and enthusiastic about life. We would feel connected to ourselves and would be much more effective people in the world we live in. Life would feel easy because we are being true to ourselves because we are living from our core.
I have been doing the morning pages for a short while now. At times I have been resistant to doing them however I am determined to continue doing them. As a result of doing them, I have gone back to playing the guitar and singing. I hadn’t played or sang for a while before that. It feels really good to play and sing. In the future I would like to play in front of an audience some day. 🙂
In my experience, the morning pages are a tool to help you to listen to yourself. My own intention for doing them is that I would like the answer to come from within in regards to what direction to go in my life.
A quote that I really love by Anthony De Mello is –
“ A nice definition of enlightenment is no longer marching to the drum beat of society, but dancing to the music that springs up from within.”
As always I would love to hear any thought or feedback you may have.